Sunday, March 3, 2013

Recipe File: Paris After Dark

Adapted from Hot Drinks

4 teaspoons sugar
4 teaspoons Dutch process cocoa powder
4 teaspoons heavy cream
1 1/2 cups strong coffee, freshly brewed
1/2 cup heavy cream, firmly whipped with 1 teaspoon sugar, for garnish
Pinch of fleur de sel or other sea salt for garnish

In each of two mugs, mix 2 teaspoons of the sugar and 2 teaspoons of the cocoa until well-blended and lump free. Add 2 teaspoons of the cream to each and stir until thoroughly combined into a light paste. Add 3/4 cup of the coffee to each and stir again until thoroughly mixed.

Top each with a dollop of whipped cream. Roll the dollop over to stain it with the coffee, then sprinkle a few grains of sea salt atop the whipped cream.

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